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Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
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La Petite Janaie Ref: F35147

This elegant detached holiday villa is set in an affluent neighbourhood of the charming town of Pacé, located 10km west of Rennes. It provides a wonderful holiday base for a large family or group, standing in a fenced landscaped garden, dotted with flower beds and fruit trees. There is also a large indoor heated swimming pool. The property is surrounded by other villas and large gardens planted with trees. ’La Petite Janaie’ offers a very good standard of decoration and furnishing, providing an exceptional comfort and equipment that pleases even the most demanding of guests. Nearby Rennes is worth a day trip in order to discover its aristocratic centre with numerous boutiques, department stores, restaurants and brasseries, as well as many lively pubs. Within 40 miles, visit and enjoy the maritime towns of Dinard, the chic seaside resort, St. Malo and Cancale, with its oyster farms in the Bay of Mont St. Michel. Combourg and its beautiful chateau and Becherel, a lovely village with its 20 cafés and tea rooms specialising in the selling of international second hand books are also worth a visit.

Lower ground floor: Games room. Shower room/WC. Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: one queensize with en-suite bathroom with short bath, two double, one with additional single bed, one with double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Covered heated swimming pool (9.5m x 4.1m, depth 0.9m to 2m)
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Children’s play area
  • Garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire

Location: 1km from Pacé (shops, supermarket), 10km from Rennes.

WAS
NOW
£869-£2140
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Plaisance Ref: F16236

At the border of Charente-Maritime, Charente and near Dordogne, between Jonzac, Cognac and Aubeterre, this detached holiday property is set near a very quiet hamlet in Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde. A classic French manor house with an immaculate lawned garden and swimming pool, this is an ideal holiday property for family and friends alike. Plaisance is well-equipped and has kept all the original features, such as old beams, tiled floors, a fire place and enjoys views of the vineyards. For a day out, the little town of Jonzac has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool. Cognac and the distilleries, as well as boat trips on the river Charente will be enjoyed by everyone. In the summer months enjoy many music festivals. Visit the old city of Angoulême with a cartoon musuem in the old perched town, as well as many cafés and restaurants in the cobbled streets. A little further is Bordeaux or take a ferry to the Médoc region to enjoy wine tasting.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Games room (external access). Bathroom/WC with corner bath and shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms

  • Large lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower
  • Central heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Gym equipment
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Built-in barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 2.5km from Baignes (shops, cafés, restaurant, tennis), 42km S of Cognac (golf, boat trips, distilleries), 50km E of Blaye (estuary, fishing, Citadel, ferry to Médoc), 80km N of Bordeaux (old city, shops, museums).

WAS
NOW
£879-£2170
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

This detached fermette has been restored by its British owners and boasts a garden with a patio, small lake and a hot tub. Set on the edge of a peaceful village, it offers an ideal holiday location to explore either the Pas-de-Calais or the historic Somme regions. Arras, with its cobbled squares, mid-week market, museum and restaurants, is a short drive, or visit the beaches of the Côte d’Opale. Shop for local produce in the markets or spend time at the chic resort of Le Touquet. The area is ideal for walking or cycling with its open fields, pretty valleys and forests to explore, or go fishing in the Canche river (permit needed).

Living/dining room. Snug. Kitchen. WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom, en-suite bathroom/
WC, ½ bath. Three double bedrooms (one with step down). Bathroom/WC. Beams in most rooms, sloping ceilings in some

  • Lawned garden, unfenced lake, stream (take care with children)
  • Hot tub (at cost)
  • Heating (at cost)
  • Glass-fronted fire (initial fuel)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Parking
  • Bed linen only included
  • Start day Sunday
  • NB: No children under 8.

Location: 800m from Estrée-Wamin (restaurant/bar), 10km from Frévent (supermarket, shops), 30km from Arras (weekly market, belltower, WW1 history, museums, summer music festivals), 75km from Berck (beach).

WAS
NOW
£411-£1099
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

Peaceful location

Manche

This detached holiday property is ideally located. The large garden is perfect for dining al-fresco.

There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities locally, and the small riverside town of Tessy-Sur-Vire is closeby.

The historic town of St. Lo. Mont St. Michel, Bayeux and D-Day landing beaches are all less than an hour away. Also along the coast is the holiday resort of Granville. Pool table, darts, bar and juke box in the lounge.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km, beach 45km.

Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, 2 single bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 plus single bed, 1 twin plus single bed.

Oil cental heating, woodburner in dining room, all other fuel and power included in rent May-Sep, €60 supplement Oct-Apr, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£48-£959
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Peyrignac Ref: FAD252

Shared swimming pool

Dordogne

This air conditioned holiday property with a shared swimming pool (40m², open May-Sep and heated on request) is situated in large gardens on the outskirts of a rural hamlet. The discreet owners live in the grounds. Excellent road networks allow easy access through beautiful countryside to all the main attractions that this area of the Dordogne has to offer. The village of Peyrignac, 2.5km, has a famous bakery and a shop/bar/restaurant.

The riverside towns of Montignac and Terrasson are both 13km and offer weekly markets, shopping, supermarkets, canoe hire, boat trips and much more. Further afield is Hautefort 16km, with its famous château, gardens, museum and leisure lake.

The historic towns of Sarlat, Domme and La Roque-Gageac are within 50km and are well worth a visit. Perigueux, capital of the Dordogne region, with its cathedral, Wednesday market and all facilities, is 50km. Bergerac, 89km, is famous for its wine production and has an airport with flights from the UK.

Shop and restaurant 2.5km.

Lounge, kitchen/diner, 2 bathrooms with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 separate toilets and basins, 4 double bedrooms, 1 plus 2 additional single beds, 1 plus additional single bed.

Electric heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, 2 colour satellite TVs, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Low beams and sloping ceilings in some rooms. Slopes and drops in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£690-£1760
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Ferme Vin Ref: FLG305

This beautifully restored farmhouse has retained many of its original features and charm, including the old stones. As well as having air-conditioning, Ferme Vin offers refined décor and good quality comforts to make your stay even more enjoyable. Make use of and enjoy the long lap swimming pool, and on an evening, relax in the indoor Jacuzzi. Explore the village of Saint-Gilles and take a look around the morning market. Located only half an hour from Nîmes with many attractions to suit all the family, or Arles with its Roman amphitheatre. Also, discover Pont du Gard, which is a great place to spend a day relaxing down at the river, enjoy the sun, have a swim and even take a picnic. Visit picturesque towns such as Beaucaire, Aigues-Mortes and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. For wine lovers, the owner offers tasting courses (at cost). French boules are available.

Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three double bedrooms. Twin bedroom with additional single bed. Bathroom/WC with double basin. Shower room/WC. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool (open mid-May to mid-Oct)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • Air conditioning
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Five TVs (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Stereo
  • Internet access
  • Two cots
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • No smoking.

Location: 2km from river and fishing, 3km from Saint-Gilles (town, shop, restaurants, abbey, all amenities), 19km from Nîmes (monuments, arena, ancient ruins, art museum, cinema, golf, airport), 39km from sandy beach.

WAS
NOW
£40-£2250
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Château de Viques Ref: T14460

The property is part of the old country house belonging to the Château de Vicques. 9 acres of surrounding parkland offers a Renaissance chapel and a beautiful deserted old château. The property has fishing rights on the River Dives (except in the closed season) and due to the proximity of water, young children will require supervision. The spacious interior is furnished in a traditional French country life style. Explore nearby Falaise, William the Conqueror’s birthplace or the colourful local markets where you can buy a wide range of delicious Norman farm produce.

Ground floor: Living room with fireplace. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two interconnecting bedrooms (also accessed individually from landing): Twin bedroom leading to shower room/WC. Double bedroom leading to bathroom/WC. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms (one can be double). Single bedroom. Bathroom/WC

  • Large grounds with canals and river (take care with children)
  • Telephone (incoming/local calls)
  • Central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included.

Location: 3km SE of Jort (simple shopping), 8km SW of St. Pierre-sur-Dives (all facilities), 15km NW of Falaise (all facilities), 51km S of Caen ferry terminal.

WAS
NOW
£410-£1270
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Le Cactus Ref: F06334

Peacefully located in delightful grounds and enjoying private use of the large swimming pool, this charming detached property is air conditioned throughout and has Wi-fi access. Located on the outskirts of the perfume capital of Grasse this property provides an excellent holiday base to explore some of the very best Riviera destinations within a short drive, and then return to enjoy an al-fresco meal on the large covered terrace with a glass of local wine. Take a stroll along the stunning Boulevard-de-la-Croisette at Cannes, or La Promenade-des-Anglais at Nice. Explore the tourist arts and crafts villages of Saint Paul and Vence. Spend a day in the immaculate principality of Monaco and visit the historical hill-top villages of Eze and Roquebrune Cap-Martin. Or simply laze around the pool listening to the crickets sing, and on a good day you can smell the perfume being produced from one of the local manufacturers.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French windows. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, one with French windows. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC, over-bath shower. Separate WC. First floor: Kingsize bedroom, French windows. Bathroom, over-bath shower. Separate WC

  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Terrace
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m, depth 1 to 2m)
  • Hot/cold air conditioning
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • Children’s play area with swing
  • Parking
  • All linen included.

Location: Outskirts of Grasse, 3km from all facilities, 15km N of Cannes (resort, beach), 30km from Nice.

WAS
NOW
£220-£2850
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Letia Ref: FKO130

Mountain view

Corsica

This charming holiday property is located in the village of Letia and provides a comfortable holiday base.

Visit Piana, 51km west, listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France and positioned 400m above the Gulf of Porto. The town has narrow streets to explore, boutiques, bars and restaurants, explore the 18th century baroque style church or for the adventurist the Calanche of Piana. For a day out Ajaccio is only 51km, which is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and its centre is based around a 16th century citadel, here you can wonder around the port and citadelle, or visit the National Bonaparte Museum and the caves where Napoleon Bonaparte played as a child. There are many cafés, bars and restaurants in Ajaccio which gives you a true feel for this laid back town, Place Foch is an ideal place to sit and relax. Corte, 80km north east, with its museum of Corsica.

If relaxing is more your thing, the property has a large terrace along with a lawn area ideal for passing time and soaking up the Mediterranean sun.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bidet, toilet and basin, shower room with bidet, toilet and basin, 4 double bedrooms.

Central heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all fuel at cost, power included in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Steps in garden.

WAS
NOW
£340-£529
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Callian Ref: FCV647

Private swimming pool

Var

This beautiful, Provençal holiday house is situated in a peaceful and shaded location, within large, enclosed grounds planted with trees and with a superb private swimming pool. Its spacious interior is pleasant and bright, with an attractive fireplace, exposed beams and numerous access points to the outside, notably from the bedrooms.

The nearby village of Callian has a 16th century château perched on a hill and a pretty square, ’Place Bourgignon’ with a waterfall. The very beautiful St Cassien lake is close by, where you can enjoy a ride on a pedalo or go canoeing, before recuperating in an open-air café, or relaxing in a small cove. The picturesque village of Fayence (9km) is also worth a visit and is known for its gliding centre and pleasant cafés and restaurants. The Verdon gorges and the glamorous city of Cannes, with its Croisette and beautiful beaches are also within easy reach.

For sporting enthusiasts, there is a golf course (1km) and a tennis court (10km).

Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 30km.

Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner bathroom with basin (no toilet), 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

Oil heating, open fire in lounge (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, bed linen included in rent, colour satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Sorry, no pets. NB: Drop in garden.

WAS
NOW
£729-£2089
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

Good touring base

Pas-de-Calais

This comfortable property is a typical regional farmhouse with beams throughout and an open fireplace, making it ideal for all year round holidays. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large courtyard and garden to play in. There is also a games room with a pool table and football table. The walled city of Montreuil-sur-Mer is nearby with its panoramic views from the ramparts, cobbled streets, restaurants and festivals.

The sandy beaches and coastal resorts of the Côte d’Opale are 35 minutes away and make a great day out for all, with miles of sand to play on. Fish lovers will enjoy the markets at Boulogne or Étaples, or golfers can play one of the many excellent courses in the area. The market town of Hesdin has a superb Thursday market with local produce on offer.

Visit St Omer, Agincourt, and Arras for history or venture to Bruges in Belgium. Ideal for walking or cycling holidays with superb routes nearby on quiet country roads. Families will enjoy the family amusement park of Bagatelle (seasonal).

Shop and café/bar 4km, restaurant 1.5km.

Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, games room, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double plus 2 single beds, 1 double. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double plus single, 1 twin, mezzanine with double sofa bed leading to 1 twin bedroom.

Electric central heating, open fire in lounge/diner and woodburner in second lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), €89 supplement for all other fuel and power, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Steep, narrow, open-tread stairs to mezzanine.

WAS
NOW
£53-£960
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Villa Calme Ref: F34157

Peacefully located and enjoying panoramic countryside views and a private swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace, this spacious and pleasant detached villa has been well equipped and provides the perfect ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday destination. The large shady terrace is ideal to enjoy al fresco meals whilst admiring the views and enjoying a glass of local wine. The property also offers an excellent touring base. Close by is Clermont-l’Hérault, a town founded by the Phoenicians in 8 BC. It stands between plain and mountain at the foot of the ruined citadel of the lords of Guilhem. Anglers, windsurfers and beach lovers will marvel at the beauty of the Salagou lake, which covers over 4 miles; its banks are bright red as the lake is inside an extinct volcano. Visit the sun-drenched historical towns of Montpellier and Béziers, the wine capital of Languedoc. Or maybe laze on endless miles of sandy beaches. Two delightful seaside resorts of Sète and Cap-d’Agde are certainly worth visiting.

17 steps to entrance or 1 step from the drive. Ground floor: Beamed living/dining room with French doors. Farmhouse-style kitchen with French doors. Double bedroom with balcony. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom (can be double). Shower room/WC. Tiled floors throughout

  • Enclosed garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 1.8m)
  • Electric heating
  • Wood-burning stove
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking.

Location: 5km from shops and restaurants, 10km from Lake Salagou, 10km E of Lodève, 20km N of Clermont-l’Hérault, 53km W of Montpellier, 60km N of Béziers, 65km N of beaches.

WAS
NOW
£199-£2050
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